Friday December 11, 2020
WOLVERHAMPTON owner Chris Van Straaten has hailed the season ticket holders for standing by the club.

Despite a lack of income with no racing at Monmore this year, Parrys International Wolves have still had regular monthly outgoings to deal with.

And last winter the club invested heavily on improvements at the track to upgrade speedway facilities.

Said Van Straaten: “They were given the opportunity of a refund but 95 per cent of them left their money with the club to carry over to ‘21.

“That has enabled us to pay our monthly bills because we are a business and there are still the regular monthly payments to be made.

“We have upgraded such a lot in the close season because I think everybody felt that this was going to be our season - we were going to head to that sixth championship glory.

“That is our intention again in 2021 with new equipment and new payment facilities and hopefully we can thrive in more ways than one when the tapes hopefully rise once again here at Monmore Green next Easter.

“When I was selling season tickets for 2020 we could never have imagined what was ahead.

“But the support of our season ticket holders has kept this club alive, there’s no doubt about that.”

Van Straaten has also thanked Dave Parry, the club’s long standing sponsor through his Parrys International coach tour operator business based in Cheslyn Hay.

Like many other businesses, Parrys have been hit by the pandemic but are planning for a busy 2021.

And Van Straaten enjoyed meeting fans last weekend when season ticket holders were handed their complimentary club legends calendar on the Monmore car park.

He added: “It was lovely meeting and greeting the season ticket holders again at the weekend as well, socially distanced of course, as they collected their complementary 2021 calendars.”

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